Apple gunning for parents' pockets with new WatchOS 5 walkie-talkie feature
by Daniel Petrov / Jun 04, 2018, 1:29 PM
The new WatchOS 5 lets the timepiece connect with another person carrying an Apple Watch either via cellular connection (Series 3), or with Wi-Fi, for an instant, real-time conversations.
The corresponding Apple Watch will get a notification that it will be used in walkie-talkie mode with another one, and if it accepts, the two Watch-buddies will be idling away the hours with pointless convos in no time.
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How is it different from regular calls?
posted on Jun 04, 2018, 1:52 PM 0
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walkie talkie style vs phone call.
posted on Jun 04, 2018, 1:59 PM 1
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In regular calls both parties can talk at the same time; this is just like a voice message. Because I can always send voice messages, I don't find it useful at all; if the message is played automatically whether I like it or not, I find it annoying (and a bit dangerous).
posted on Jun 04, 2018, 2:39 PM 1
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